Time Tumbler - Stephen Willats, December 2023
Language Islands, 2021
7 Wharf Road
London N1 7RW
22 Nov 2023 - 13 Jan 2024
An exhibition by Stephen Willats on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, bringing together new works and seminal examples from the 1970s.
A Brush with Stephen Willats, December 2023
Ben Luke, of The Art Newspaper, talks with Stephen Willats about his work and his exhibition - Time Tumbler - at Victoria Miro, 22 Nov - 13 Jan 2024
If the Berlin Wind blows my Flag, Art & Internationalism before the fall of the Berlin Wall, December 2023
14 Sept 2023 - 14 Jan 2024
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Light: Works from the Tate Collection, December 2023
Visual Field Automatic No 1, 1964
The National Art Center
12 July - 2 October 2023
Nakanoshima Museum of Art
26 October 2023 - 14 January 2024
Living with Practical Realities, December 2023
1978 Living with Practical Realities, Panel 1
Collection Tate. Currently on display in Room 17, as part of Modern and Contemporary British Art rehang, Tate Britain
Attracting The Attractor, December 2023
Attracting The Attractor
First edition published by Claire de Rouen in an edition of 500.
Control Magazine Issue 21, December 2023
New issue of Control Magazine edited by Stephen Willats.
Contributors: Helen Walker & Harun Morrison - They Are Here, Pete Clark, Lucie Kolb, Gary Bratchfod & Robert Parkinson, Rebecca Davies & Eva Sajovic - Peoples Bureau, Eliana Otta, Stephen Willats, Javier Calderon - Chalton Gallery£15 + postage
Order at: https://www.controlmagazine.org/issues/issue-twenty-one
Control: Publishing as Cybernetic Practice, December 2023
Stephen Willats interview by Sarah Hamerman, in Avant:
Wall Print, December 2023
1980 Wall Print
27cm wide x 30cm high.
Media:- Letterpress block on cloth paper with Letraline applied by hand.
Edition of 150 prints.
£600-00 + p&p
To purchase contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the end of the 1970’s Stephen Willats was working in the Märkisches Viertel in Berlin when he noticed the drawings made by children on the walls of the tower block in which they lived. The drawings were territorial, in that the children of each housing block made the drawings at the base of their own block, depicting a life which seemed to be in stark contrast to the modernist reality of their surroundings.
The Berlin Wall ran past the end of these housing blocks and Willats noticed that one of the children had drawn a small house on one of the walls. It struck him that the drawing represented an archetypal family house with smoke coming out of the chimney as opposed to the reality of their tower block apartment, and he subsequently photographed the position of the drawing as seen through the concrete columns beneath the housing block where he was working and then he took another photograph closer up. In Wall Print, the black line made by Stephen Willats connects the children's dream with the actual reality.
This wall print was made for an exhibition by Jurgen Schweinebraden in his gallery, East Berlin, July 1980
Night Portraits Limited Edition, December 2023
Night Portraits, 1983
A limited edition of 24 images specially made for the exhibition: Inside the Night at Galerie Balice Hertling Paris and available from the Galerie
Galerie Balice Hertling
84 rue des Gravilliers 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 9 79 42 96 99
Publications by Stephen Willats, December 2023
Several publications by Stephen Willats are available for purchase from the Control Magazine website.
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Control Magazine, December 2023
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